Ganesh Chaturthi, the vibrant celebration of Lord Ganesha’s arrival, is not just about devotion; it’s also an occasion to shine with radiant skin. As the festive season approaches, we’ve gathered expert advice from industry leaders to help you prepare your skin for a luminous and glowing look. Here are their valuable insights and tips:
- Hydration and Exfoliation for a Glowy Base
To begin your glow-up journey, hydration takes center stage. – Rajat Mathur, DGM, Learning Academy, The Body Shop India, says, “It’s the fundamental step in achieving a radiant look. Start with exfoliation to reveal your skin’s innate radiance. Use products infused with ingredients like Tea Tree, Camu Camu Berry extract, and Vitamin C for effective exfoliation. Scrubbing away dead skin cells leaves you refreshed and rejuvenated. Follow this up with proper hydration by choosing a nourishing moisturizer to lock in essential moisture and create a luminous base.”
- Ayurvedic Rituals for a Healthy Glow
Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system, offers timeless beauty rituals rooted in nature. “Begin by identifying your Ayurvedic dosha (Vata, Pitta, or Kapha) to tailor your skincare routine. Daily self-massage (Abhyanga) with nourishing oils like Kumkumadi, Nalpamaradi, or coconut promotes circulation, hydration, and natural radiance. Ayurvedic sheet masks infused with Ubtan, Kumkumadi, Eladi, and Nalpamaradi ingredients help control acne, de-tan, and provide a healthy glow,” shares Shreedha Singh, Co-founder and CEO, The Ayurveda Company. Additionally, consume a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and skin-enhancing herbs like amla.
- Plant-Based Ingredients for Inner Radiance
Achieving a radiant Ganesh Chaturthi glow goes beyond surface treatments. “Organic plant-based collagen, melatonin, and Vitamin E are key ingredients to consider. Organic plant-based collagen promotes skin elasticity and hydration, reducing fine lines. Melatonin, known for regulating sleep patterns, also supports skin rejuvenation during sleep. Vitamin E’s antioxidant properties protect the skin from free radicals, ensuring a vibrant complexion. Together, these ingredients provide a holistic approach to skincare, enhancing your natural beauty,” believes Palak Midha, Co-founder, Miduty.
- Makeup Tips for Festive Glamour
When it comes to makeup, Diksha Juneja, Makeup Expert, MARS Cosmetics suggests starting with an illuminating primer to create a glowy base. Opt for lightweight yet full-coverage foundation to endure the festivities. Focus on bold, smudged, kohl-rimmed eyes with shimmer and mascara for a festive look. Highlight strategically and choose a nude lip. Don’t forget the impact of vibrant lips with a splash of color to complete your Ganesh Chaturthi look.
- Superfoods for Subtle Skincare
A subtle skincare routine can rejuvenate your skin during the festive season. Incorporate superfoods like oats, aloe vera, seaweed, pistachio, and dragon fruit into your routine. “Cleansing with oat-based scrubs and exfoliators removes dead skin and impurities. Glow-boosting face masks enriched with these superfoods are an excellent choice. You can even create DIY treatments using these ingredients to pamper your skin at home,” opines Dolly Kumar, Cosmetic Engineer and Founder, Skinella.
- CTM Routine and Makeup Tips
Hitesh Dewett, Training and Artistry Manager, Swiss Beauty recommends a comprehensive CTM (Cleansing, Toning, Moisturizing) routine for the festive season. Start with cleansing, then apply a lightweight, full-coverage foundation for a flawless yet lightweight look. Highlighter on your cheeks, collarbones, and brow bones adds a radiant glow. Focus on eye makeup with vibrant eyeshadows, shimmer, and plenty of mascara. For lips, opt for waterproof and transfer-proof lipstick to stay vibrant throughout the festivities. Finish with a makeup setting spray to ensure your look lasts.
Ganesh Chaturthi is not only a time for devotion but also an opportunity to showcase your radiant beauty. These expert tips and insights will help you prepare your skin for the festivities, allowing you to shine with confidence and grace during this auspicious occasion. Embrace these recommendations and celebrate with glowing skin and a luminous smile.